Friday, March 14, 2008

PENANG MALAYS PROTEST - DO NOT ABOLISH NEP



View the video clip on this protest: http://penangmedia.com/cms/av/2008/0314/article_46.html

It was reported that a group of muslim friday prayers crowd of about 1,000 people led by UMNO had demanded the Penang Government not to abolish the New Economic Policy (NEP) which gives preferential status to the Malays.

It was later reported that Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng assured the Malays in the State that they will still enjoy the same benefits as before but it will be in line with the real purpose of uplifting the bumiputras and NOT for the benefit of the 'rich' UMNOputras as what is been practiced now.

The crowd dispersed after one hour without any problems and after the assurance given by the Chief Minister.

photo courtesy of AnilNettoBlog